I've been busy with making holiday cards and I like to try out non-traditional color combinations. I like taking different shades of red and green and giving them a pop with another color. One of my favorite holiday color combos is Real Red, Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue.
I started my card with a base of Real Red cardstock and layered a piece of Certainly Celery on top. I then used a circle cutter to cut a partial circle out of Bashful Blue cardstock. I then ran that through my Big Shot die cutting machine with the Northern Flurry embossing folder (found in the Holiday Mini Catalog) and mounted that on top of my card front.
I know that snowflakes aren't red in real life, but one of the great things about making my own cards is that I can make my snowflakes any color I want them to be! I put a strip of Real Red cardstock through the Big Shot with the Northern Frost Decorative Strip (also found in the Holiday Mini Catalog).
Here's a hand tip: For those little pieces that you need to pop out of the snowflakes to get the detail, I like to use my Hobby Blade to remove them. I put my cutting mat underneath and simply pierce each little piece that needs to come out with the tip of my Hobby Blade. Easy peasy!
For the greeting, I stamped the "Happy Holidays" image from the Four the Holidays set on Whisper White cardstock with Basic Black ink and then cut it apart so that it would fit properly on the front of my card.
I think I might just have decided on my holiday cards this year! This is so easy and fast to make.
-Erika (Stampin' Mama)